Quite possibly the world's most perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. These are amazing.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening together with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in the white and brown sugar until the mixture is creamy, then beat the vanilla extract and eggs, followed by the cocoa powder. Beat until the mixture is even in color. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir the flour mixture into the cocoa mixture until the dough is thoroughly mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of peanut butter candies. Reserve the rest of the candy pieces.

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the cookie dough until chilled, at least 45 minutes. Drop dough by tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets. Gently press a few more candy pieces into the top of each cookie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 9 minutes; cool on baking sheets for 1 to 2 minutes before finishing cooling on racks.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 65 mg sodium. 15.5 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
This cookie really is perfect! I followed the recipe exactly although I doubled it because I tend to get fewer cookies out of a recipe than the yield says. This recipe is right on I got 8 dozen out of a double recipe and I like bigger cookies! The are very soft cookies and the few that didn't get eating quickly lasted well. The dough is very thick but produces excellent cookies that have a similar taste to a brownie (only better!!) Next time I plan to replace the reese's pieces with pieces of chopped up Ande's mints!! I can't wait!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2011
TIP: make sure to keep track of the time while these are baking since the dark dough doesn't let you easily figure out if they're done. I found that this recipe was easy to follow and the cookies look great but I am not a fan of the dough - despite all the sugar I didn't find it to be very sweet. However all the cookies will certainly be eaten and it's a nice colour for fall/Halloween. I do not plan to make these again as I wasn't too impressed with the taste and the chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces cost a fair bit. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
This cookie really is perfect! I followed the recipe exactly although I doubled it because I tend to get fewer cookies out of a recipe than the yield says. This recipe is right on I got 8 dozen out of a double recipe and I like bigger cookies! The are very soft cookies and the few that didn't get eating quickly lasted well. The dough is very thick but produces excellent cookies that have a similar taste to a brownie (only better!!) Next time I plan to replace the reese's pieces with pieces of chopped up Ande's mints!! I can't wait!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
This cookie really is perfect! I followed the recipe exactly although I doubled it because I tend to get fewer cookies out of a recipe than the yield says. This recipe is right on I got 8 dozen out of a double recipe and I like bigger cookies! The are very soft cookies and the few that didn't get eating quickly lasted well. The dough is very thick but produces excellent cookies that have a similar taste to a brownie (only better!!) Next time I plan to replace the reese's pieces with pieces of chopped up Ande's mints!! I can't wait!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Shortening in cookies always scares me but I really liked it in this combination. I used 1 c of white sugar and a T more of brown to help with the sweetness others said it missed. I also increased the salt to 3/4 tsp. I skipped the refigeration step slightly pressing them down and just put them straight in the oven for closer to 11-12 min. These were great! I found the mini-Reese's pieces at the store and this was the perfect recipe to use them in! Just be careful not to cook them too long the pieces will start to crack! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
wonderful and chocolate. easy to make also. i followed the recipe with the exception of the cocoa powder i had said it was dark cocoa powder. it was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
My boyfriend's favorite candy is Reeses Pieces so this was at the top of my list to make for him. Great cookies very brownie-like. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2011
These were pretty simple and easy to make and were a big hit in my house. I actually sent these off to my husband in Iraq and can't wait to hear what he thinks of them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2011
Very good! They stay soft and pillowy like a nice chewy brownie. I made the recipe as stated with no changes but I did have to bake mine a few minutes longer until they looked dry on top. I topped with Christmas peanut butter M&Ms instead of Reeses' Pieces. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2012
I doubled this recipe and didnt have any shortening so i used all Butter! Excellen cookies!! The second time i made them i didnt put chocolate chips or reeses pieces i used only reeses peanut butter morsels found next to choc chips. Excellent any way u make them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2010
A good chocolaty taste. I switched out the candy and replaced with roasted peanuts. Tasty but not overly sweet (because the candy was gone!) Rolled them in sugar and that improved it to perfection. Next time will only add One cup of peanuts and increase white sugar to full cup if I want peanuts instead of candy. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
we made these cookies for Santa he will love them. They are soooo good. My son was able to help and everyone loves them. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2011
TIP: make sure to keep track of the time while these are baking since the dark dough doesn't let you easily figure out if they're done. I found that this recipe was easy to follow and the cookies look great but I am not a fan of the dough - despite all the sugar I didn't find it to be very sweet. However all the cookies will certainly be eaten and it's a nice colour for fall/Halloween. I do not plan to make these again as I wasn't too impressed with the taste and the chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces cost a fair bit. Read More
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